Greetings folks. A little excitement yesterday created a real stink in the house. Our new smooth top stove has burner knobs in the front which can be easily moved by Keebler hips. The first time, it was Mark, while he was installing the backsplash in the corner near the range. We caught it early enough to not set the pot holder on fire, only take the color off and make it very flat.
The second time was when I was priming the backsplash after moving items from that area onto the stovetop. If I hadn't smelled the stench, I may not have turned around and things would have been worse. The apples' plastic bag with the cardboard inside melted to the smooth surface and ignited the cardboard. The apples cooked on one side too. We immediately starting scraping the melted plastic with a razor blade before it could harden. Many applications and scrubs with Affresh finally removed it all but the top isn't as black as before. Usually, a melt such as this permanently damages the top. We have now taken the knobs off and will only use them when we are cooking. I also need to have someone come out and check the temps because I can't even saute onions on Low without burning.
Now, the new dishwasher is a different odor, more like Rodent Rendezvous. Bosch, smelled terrible when we received it with inside paperwork damp (they physically test each one which is why it was wet). After using it the odor disappeared but with only two of us, it's not run every day and that stench is back. I have to air it by keeping a paint stick in the door so it won't close. What I'm trying to tell you is - my house reeks right now. Good thing I have Misi Axel's scents in my linen drawers.
And here's a tip for you. So you're not happy with your new car's center console. You want to see the interior of a different car that's parked in the same lot. You can't see inside very well so you need to lean in with your hands shading your eyes and resting on the window. Don't do it. Just sayin'.